Following the words of Jesus and the example of Saint Anthony the Great,
we, the Antonine Sisters, leave everything behind to follow God, our sole treasure.
The life that we received from God we give back to Him through service and devotion.
Like Mary, the first consecrated woman, we live joyfully to proclaim the greatness of the Lord
who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.


Sharing the Joy

On October 17, 2011 we gladly accepted the invitation of Father Nadim Helou and the Maronite community of Uniontown, PA to join them in welcoming His Beatitude Beshara Peter El-Rai at their parish, Saint George Maronite Church. The celebration of Divine Liturgy was followed by a banquet in honor of His Beatitude. Both clergy and laity expressed joy and excitement at this gathering. May God continue to bless our Church with fervent people and faithful servants.


Patriarchal Visit

Our community traveled to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday October 10, 2011 to meet with our beloved Patriarch Bechara Peter El-Rai, during his pastoral visit to Saint Maron Church in Cleveland. This is the Patriarch's first visit to the United States of America since his enthronement as the Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, on Friday March 25, 2011, in Lebanon. During this inaugural visit, the Patriarch is scheduled to visit several parishes and institutions within both Maronite Eparchies: the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon  and the Eparchy of Saint Maron. The Patriarch comes with a message of "love and communion" as he himself explains. In his homily during Divine Liturgy as well as his speech at the Banquet that followed, the Patriarch insisted that war and violence can never solve conflicts; only love and peace can build nations, strengthen people and ensure dignified living to all. He asked the faithful to seek unity amidst pluralism, be one in heart and mind, and keep their love for God and their nation above all other interests or personal gain. As he continues this historical visit, we pray that God may give him the strength to continue to lead with compassion and resolve.


Walk to end Alzheimer's

On October 8, Sister Celine and Sister Cosette joined hundreds of people at the Boardman Park, OH to participate at the local Walk to end Alzheimer's. A team of nine people represented the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care Center at this important event that raises awareness for this devastating disease which affects millions of Americans. The walk is also a major fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association which provides free services to affected individuals and their families and is a leading sponsor to Alzheimer's Research. With the help of generous friends and co-workers, our team was able to raise over $300.00 to support this good cause.